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Multnomah County and Portland transitional or low income housing and homeless shelters.

Families that need affordable, transitional housing or a homeless shelter in Multnomah County have several options available to them. Several non-profit agencies as well as charities provide support to struggling residents, and the resources range from very short term, emergency shelter to placement into low income apartments. There are sites that focus on veterans, families with children, seniors, and others.

Along with the short term housing, the guest will be able to participate in other services, such as free meals or job placement. The Portland Oregon agencies are all committed to ending they cycle of homelessness and poverty, so any transitional housing programs are combined with other forms of assistance.

The capacity of each center is limited, and many of the low income homes or apartments have waiting lists. There are also homeless shelters in Portland Oregon that may give out free motel or hotel vouchers in a crisis, though it is limited. However, many of the agencies can offer referrals in the meantime, including to homeless prevention and rapid rehousing in Oregon.

My Father's House
Gresham, OR 97030
For information, dial (503) 492-3046
The non-profit services families with children, and they take a holistic approach to the aid they offer. In addition to the temporary housing, programs include Rent Well, job placement, and like skills training. The service may last for up to 3 months if the client participates in case management.

Blanchet House Of Hospitality
Address is 310 NW Glisan Street
Portland, Oregon 97209
(971) 271-4973
Free homeless shelter is for men, along with meals and clothing. Guests of the unit will need to be working in order to contribute towards the rent and housing expenses.

Cascade AIDs Project
208 SW 5th Avenue, Lincoln Building
Portland, OR 97204
Telephone - (503) 223-5907
Long term, affordable housing is combined with one time rent or deposit assistance. This is for residents with HIV.




Central City Concern Veterans Employment
2 NW 2nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 226-7387
Housing programs are for veterans, including shelter, cash grants, and information on both VA and public housing in Multnomah County.

Janus Youth Programs Access Center
1635 SW Alder Street
Portland, OR 97205
(503) 432-3986 Main phone
They run the Porchlight shelter for youth and teenagers, and they can also help the youth get placed into a low income apartment. Funds for the deposit, new furniture and first months rent may be provided.

Neighborhood House Incorporated
7780 SW Capitol Highway
Portland, OR 97219
Telephone number is (503) 246-1663
There are very social services, ranging from financial help to grants, free hot, and a homeless shelter. The transitional housing will be a mid term solution. More on assistance from Neighborhood House.

New Avenues For Youth
Main address is 820 SW Oak Street
Portland, OR 97205
Dial (503) 517-3912

Northwest Pilot Project, which is located at 1430 SW Broadway, is a non-profit that provides safe and affordable housing to senior citizens and residents over the age of 55. Programs include free vouchers, placement into transitional housing while the client searches for a new home, and furniture as well. Case managers also help the elderly relocate. (503) 227-5605.





Portland Rescue Mission Burnside Homeless Shelter
111 W Burnside Street
Portland, Oregon 97209
(503) 647-7466
Hot meals are provided along with shelter. There are also education classes, access to a computer lab, and recovery programs from the Rescue Mission in Multnomah County Oregon.

Goose Hollow Family Shelter
Portland, OR 97201
The charity is at 503-595-9390

Volunteers Of America Oregon is based in Portland, Oregon 97214. The main number is (503) 239-3929. The Home Free service is for victims of domestic violence.

Portland VA Medical Center
308 SW 1st Avenue
Portland, OR 97204
Telephone - (503) 808-1256
The Community Resource and Referral Center has information on HUD VASH and other short term housing solutions for veterans. A number of benefits for housing and basic needs are provided.

Recovery Association Project (RAP)
Main address is 11140 SW Barbur Boulevard
Portland, OR 97219
Call (503) 908-1837

The Inn Home
Address is 5605 E Burnside Street
Portland, Oregon 97215
(503) 777-6317
They operate transitional housing and other assistance in partnership with Department of Human Services (DHS).

Transition Projects
650 NW Irving Street
Portland, OR 97209
Main phone - (503) 280-4700

City Team Ministries
The shelter is located at 526 SE Grand Ave
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 231-9334
Various low income housing programs, including for veterans, income subsidized homes in Portland, financial aid and other resources. There are also emergency homeless shelters as well.





Salvation Army Female Emergency Homes Shelter (SAFES)
30 SW 2nd Ave
Portland, Oregon 97209
Telephone number is 503-227-0810
This is a homeless shelter for women, in particular those fleeing domestic violence or abuse. Free food, a bed to sleep in, meals, and other programs are part of the shelter.

By Jon McNamara

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